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First H7N9 patient discharged from hospital

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-04-10 16:19

SHANGHAI - A four-year-old boy, one of China's 28 patients hospitalized for the H7N9 bird flu infection, was discharged from a Shanghai hospital on Wednesday, after he has been fully cured.

The new strain of bird flu virus has claimed nine lives after the first human infection was discovered on March 1 in Shanghai. The boy was the first H7N9 patient that has been cured and discharged from hospital.

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